Category: Software

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel have released Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate, the latest version of their flagship video editing software that's been redesigned to offer an easier-to-use and more creative video editing environment. New features include a redesigned graphical user interface, wide-angle lens correction, Paint Effects, Morph Transitions, a 3D title editor and a host of premium video effects from NewBlueFX, including selective focus, colour, and tint. "With a smarter and beautifully redesigned UI, Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate offers a unique video editing environment where professional-inspired tools don't need to be complicated or hard to learn. If you're looking for a more powerful video editor where you can grow your skills, Pinnacle Studio takes you closer to pro, without the expense or complications. And if you're already familiar with the Pinnacle Studio environment, you'll be blown away by the speed, simplicity, and control of your new workflow," said Michel Yavercovski, Senior Director of Product Management for Pinnacle. Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate is available now in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish. The suggested retail price of Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate is $129.95 / €129.95 / £114.95.

Corel have released Pinnacle Studio 21 Ultimate, the latest version of their flagship video editing software that's been redesigned to offer an easier-to-use and more creative video editing environment. New features include a redesigned graphical user interface, wide-angle lens correction, Paint Effects, Morph Transitions, a 3D title editor and a...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Aurora HDR 2018 Coming to Mac and Windows This September

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun today announced the upcoming release of Aurora HDR 2018, a one-stop solution for HDR photography. Aurora HDR, co-developed with the renowned HDR photo grapher Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR became the industry standard for HDR photo editing on Mac and reached 1.7 million downloads since its launch in November 2015. In less than 2 years over 100 million photos have been edited in Aurora HDR and 72% of current users have made Aurora HDR their primary HDR photo editor, switching from other software. “Since the launch of Aurora HDR, Macphun has released more than 10 updates containing tons of new features and improved performance, ” commented Trey Ratcliff. “Today, I'm very excited to announce the launch of Aurora HDR 2018. It's completely new, significantly faster and has even more powerful tools. Plus the BIG news is that it's now available for Microsoft Windows as well.” New features in Aurora 2018 include a Lens Correction filter, an improved graphical user interface, significant speed enhancements, and much more. Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the application's home page.

Macphun today announced the upcoming release of Aurora HDR 2018, a one-stop solution for HDR photography. Aurora HDR, co-developed with the renowned HDR photo grapher Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR became the industry standard for HDR photo editing on Mac and reached 1.7 million downloads since its launch in November 2015. In less than 2...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PaintShop Pro 2018

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush, Gradient Fill, Eraser and Dropper tools, ten new colour palettes, thirty new brushes, thirty new gradients, thirty new textures and fifteen new patterns. Choose PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate includes a collection of add-ons including Painter Essentials 5, Perfectly Clear 3 SE and After Shot 3. Also introduced today, the Photo Video Bundle brings together PaintShop Pro 2018 and VideoStudio Pro X10 for a complete photo, design, and video editing package. PaintShop Pro 2018 & PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate are available now in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese. Suggested retail pricing (SRP) for PaintShop Pro 2018 is $79.99 / €69.99 / £69.99 / $99 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 Ultimate is $99.99 / €89.99 / £89.99/ $129 AUD. SRP for PaintShop Pro 2018 and Video Studio X10 bundle is $159.99 / €139.99 / £139.99/ $199 AUD.

Corel today released PaintShop Pro 2018, a complete photo editing and graphic design suite that promises more speed, flexibility, and creativity than ever before. This latest version offers shorter launch times, a simplified graphical user interface with a new Dual Workspace Environment, customisable toolbars, improved Crop, Text, Selection, Clone Brush, Gradient...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cascable 3.0 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-Fi capable cameras, has just been updated to version 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now contains a set of geotagging tools which enable photographs to be geotagged without a GPS-enabled camera, alongside numerous optimisations and workflow improvements. The app is available from the iOS App Store. Cascable's Pro features come with a free trial when subscribing from $2 per month, or can be unlocked with a one-time $29.99 purchase.

Cascable, an iOS-based remote control app that works with a number of Wi-Fi capable cameras, has just been updated to version 3.0. This update includes support for nearly 50 new camera models from Fujifilm and Panasonic on top of the Canon, Nikon, Sony and Olympus models already available. In addition, Cascable now...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

GoPro QuikStories

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras, Software
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QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. “QuikStories is our biggest leap forward since the invention of the GoPro itself,” says GoPro founder and CEO, Nicholas Woodman.  “QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years.  It’s an absolute game changer.” QuikStories is now available for HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session users. To get started, download the new GoPro app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

QuikStories are a new feature in the GoPro app that pulls footage from your HERO5 and creates a polished video on your phone, automatically. Complete with music, effects and transitions, your QuikStory is ready to share immediately or can be customised with text and titles, speed effects and more. &ldquo...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

PolarPro Expands Library of Video Editing Solutions

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched Aurora Cinematic Color Presets, the new Helios effects are compatible with most popular video editing platforms including Adobe products such as Premiere 9.0 or later, After Effects CC or later, as well as Apple Final Cut Pro 7 or later, and the Avid Media Composer. These simple-to-use effects can easily be dropped into any video composition to help streamline your post-production workflow.. Retailing for $29.99, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects are currently available at the website below.

Today, PolarPro announced availability for their newest software offering, the Helios Cinematic Light Effects. With effects ranging from light leaks and lens flares to light transitions, Helios offers a variety of colours, styles and looks that can easily fit the mood of any video edit. As with the recently launched...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Alien Skin Software Announces Summer Sale

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art, Eye Candy 7 and the Exposure X2 Bundle.

Alien Skin Software has announced its summer sale. All products in the company's online store are available at a 40% discount through July 24th. This includes the Advanced Layers Update for Exposure X2, Alien Skin's non-destructive raw photo editor, plus four additional software products - Blow Up, Snap Art,...

Monday, July 17, 2017

Datacolor Announce Spyder5ELITE+ Summer Promotion

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories, Software
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Datacolor are offering all display calibration owners the opportunity to upgrade to SypderELITE+ for a fraction of the price this summer. From July 17th to August 31st 2017, users can save £1301 on the Spyder5ELITE package, which will include a Spyder5ELITE+ software upgrade and a 90-day Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan membership. Photographers looking to upgrade their colour calibration device can take advantage of the promotion by submitting the serial number for their display calibration device at the website below.

Datacolor are offering all display calibration owners the opportunity to upgrade to SypderELITE+ for a fraction of the price this summer. From July 17th to August 31st 2017, users can save £1301 on the Spyder5ELITE package, which will include a Spyder5ELITE+ software upgrade and a 90-day Adobe Creative Cloud...

Friday, July 14, 2017

CamFi Release Free Bullet Time Effect Build Software

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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CamFi have announced the release of CamFi Matrix Time, which makes it easier for photographers to build a bullet time effect by using CamFi. “The bullet time effect is known from its use in the Matrix movies,” said Mark Ma, CamFi CEO. “But it was not cheap to build such a shooting system. This release of CamFi Matrix Time significantly lowers the cost of the whole shooting system. It’s free for all CamFi users.” This Windows-based application allows the user to control multiple cameras simultaneously via WiFi or Ethernet. CamFi Matrix can be useful in a number of scenarios, such as 3D modelling, Virtual Reality, panoramic photography, event photography, wedding photography and more.

CamFi have announced the release of CamFi Matrix Time, which makes it easier for photographers to build a bullet time effect by using CamFi. “The bullet time effect is known from its use in the Matrix movies,” said Mark Ma, CamFi CEO. “But it was not cheap...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Macphun Luminar for Windows Beta

Mark Goldstein | Software
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Macphun today launched the free public beta of its award-winning photo editor Luminar for Windows. The public beta is free of charge and already matches some of the most important features of Luminar. The public beta of Luminar for Windows will be updated regularly leading to a full cross-platform release late in 2017.

Macphun today launched the free public beta of its award-winning photo editor Luminar for Windows. The public beta is free of charge and already matches some of the most important features of Luminar. The public beta of Luminar for Windows will be updated regularly leading to a full...

Monday, July 3, 2017

Desqueeze 1.5 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Independent developer Alexey Khutorschikov has announced Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his iPhone app that lets users re-format, re-size and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192x8192 pixels and 4K, respectively. This update brings a number of improvements including a more streamlined graphical user interface, the ability to create, edit and use Templates, as well as enhanced stability and sharing options. Desqueeze 1.5 is available free of charge through the App Store in the Photo and Video category. Certain features require an upgrade to the PRO version, which is available as in-app purchase for $2.99.

Independent developer Alexey Khutorschikov has announced Desqueeze 1.5, an important update to his iPhone app that lets users re-format, re-size and de-squeeze a batch of photos and videos using presets or custom size up to 8192x8192 pixels and 4K, respectively. This update brings a number of improvements including a more streamlined...

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Akvis Refocus 8

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Akvis today released Refocus 8.0, an application designed to improve the sharpness of out of focus images and apply lens blur effects to your photos. This update adds the ability to save and load custom presets and improves on the Crop tool. Additionally, the Batch Processing feature is now available for all editing modes. The software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10; and on Mac OS X 10.7-10.11 and macOS 10.12, and is available as a standalone application and as a plugin to a photo editor. Prices start at $39.

Akvis today released Refocus 8.0, an application designed to improve the sharpness of out of focus images and apply lens blur effects to your photos. This update adds the ability to save and load custom presets and improves on the Crop tool. Additionally, the Batch Processing feature is now available for...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Adobe Achieves Record Revenue

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Global, Software
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Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017. “Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we have as we enter the second half of fiscal 2017 and remain confident in our ability to drive strong revenue and earnings growth in the future.”

Adobe achieved record quarterly revenue of $1.77 billion in its second quarter of fiscal year 2017. “Adobe continues to execute well, with another quarter of record revenue and operating profit in Q2," said Mark Garrett, executive vice president and CFO, Adobe. “We're excited about the strong business momentum we...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Macphun Luminar Neptune

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Macphun  today launched the update to its award-winning photo editor Luminar. The most significant innovation in Luminar Neptune is a new photo filter powered by the artificial intelligence technology developed in-house by Macphun’s Research and Development Lab. The new Accent AIFilter allows anyone to create stunning images with a single slider instead of using dozens of adjustments and controls. As a user moves the slider, the filter intelligently and automatically “understands” what each area on the photo is lacking and improves it. Moving the slider can also adjust the intensity of changes, making the picture look more natural or revealing a more dramatic look, depending on the desired effect. “Our mission to make complex photo editing tasks simple and fun led the team at our R&D Lab to explore Artificial Intelligence technology for image enhancement,” said Kevin La Rue, Vice-President at Macphun. “The Accent AI Filter emerged as a ground-breaking way to make perfect images instantly, incorporating the power of dozens of filters into one convenient tool. This is something other photo software is missing; and what’s more important, it’s something that all photographers will greatly benefit from.” The latest update of Luminar is available for Mac only. In July however, Macphun will be launching a “public beta” of Luminar for PC.

Macphun  today launched the update to its award-winning photo editor Luminar. The most significant innovation in Luminar Neptune is a new photo filter powered by the artificial intelligence technology developed in-house by Macphun’s Research and Development Lab. The new Accent AIFilter allows anyone to create stunning images...

Friday, June 9, 2017

Zoner Photo Studio X Summer 2017 Update

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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The third major update to Zoner Photo Studio X enables users to quickly and easily compare and edit several photos at once. THe Clarity tool has been perfected, and people who love printed photos will be glad that they can now order prints in a number of sizes straight from the program. Another has been perfected, and people who love printed photos will be glad that they can now order prints in a number of sizes straight from the program. Another new feature is the option to publish photos on several social networks at once, including delayed publication. The program also offers a new video trimming function in the Manager module. A 30-day trial version of Zoner Photo Studio X can be downloaded from the company's website. Users who haven’t yet purchased ZPS X and who have already exhausted their trial period get a fresh 10-day trial period for free, so that they can check out the new update.

The third major update to Zoner Photo Studio X enables users to quickly and easily compare and edit several photos at once. THe Clarity tool has been perfected, and people who love printed photos will be glad that they can now order prints in a number of sizes straight from...

Capture One Styles Packs

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Phase One today announced Capture One Styles Packs. Each Capture One Styles Pack contains up to 18 different Styles focused on a specific theme. This flexible offering builds on recent enhancements in Capture One Pro 10.1, such as an easier preview of large style collections and nested style collections. It is designed to deliver greater speed and efficiency when editing multiple images. Styles Packs released today include 'Cinematic,' Black-and-White, 'Matte,' 'Seasonal' and 'Essentials.' Each Styles Pack, containing 15-18 styles, for Windows and Mac operating systems is priced at €69/$69. Five Styles are available for download as a free sample package.

Phase One today announced Capture One Styles Packs. Each Capture One Styles Pack contains up to 18 different Styles focused on a specific theme. This flexible offering builds on recent enhancements in Capture One Pro 10.1, such as an easier preview of large style collections and nested style collections. It is designed...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Affinity Photo for iPad

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Serif has released an iPad version of Affinity Photo. Billed as the first fully-featured, truly professional photo editing tool to arrive on Apple’s tablet, Affinity Photo for iPad is tailored to harness the power of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities. The app offers a complete suite of retouching tools including dodge, burn, clone, blemish, patch and red eye tools; plus super accurate selections and a comprehensive range of non-destructive adjustments such as Levels, Curves, Black and White, White Balance, HSL, Shadows and Highlights. Compatible with iPad Air 2, iPad 2017, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch, Affinity Photo for iPad is priced at an introductory discount of more than 30% - £19.99 / $19.99 / €21,99 from the App Store.

Serif has released an iPad version of Affinity Photo. Billed as the first fully-featured, truly professional photo editing tool to arrive on Apple’s tablet, Affinity Photo for iPad is tailored to harness the power of the iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities. The app offers a complete...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ImageFramer 4.0

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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Apparent Software has released a new edition of ImageFramer, a well-known image framing application for Mac OS X. Version 4.0 introduces dozens of improvements, including an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in, batch processing, integration with Apple Photos, and the capability to export and import frames and design templates. "With ImageFramer 4, we focused on improving the workflow for photographers," said Jacob Gorban, Apparent Software's Founder. "We developed an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom export plugin, Apple Photos editing extension, and a built-in Batch Processing module. Additionally, exporting and importing of custom designs eases collaboration between ImageFramer customers." ImageFramer is available in three pricing tiers: US$29.95 for ImageFramer Lite, $39.95 for ImageFramer Standard and $69.95 for ImageFramer Pro.

Apparent Software has released a new edition of ImageFramer, a well-known image framing application for Mac OS X. Version 4.0 introduces dozens of improvements, including an Adobe Photoshop Lightroom plug-in, batch processing, integration with Apple Photos, and the capability to export and import frames and design templates. "With ImageFramer 4, we focused...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MacPhun Luminar and Aurora HDR for Windows

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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MacPhun have announced the upcoming launch of their Aurora HDR and Luminar applications for the Windows platform. "Our Windows engineering team was formed in late 2015 and it has been working on core architecture and other behind-the-scenes tech since then, alongside our Mac developers," says Kevin La Rue, Vice President at MacPhun Software. "[T]he public beta of Luminar for PC will be available in July -  we’d love for you to give Luminar a test drive and help us make it as outstanding as it can possibly be." Interested readers are encouraged to pay a visit to the company's website to learn more.

MacPhun have announced the upcoming launch of their Aurora HDR and Luminar applications for the Windows platform. "Our Windows engineering team was formed in late 2015 and it has been working on core architecture and other behind-the-scenes tech since then, alongside our Mac developers," says Kevin La Rue, Vice President...

Monday, May 22, 2017

infltr 2.8 for iOS

Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software
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With the launch of Version 2.8, infltr has become the first smartphone app to allow editing of the four most popular types of visual media on iOS: photos, Live Photos, video & animated GIFs. Available in 22 languages and priced at £2.29, infltr boasts millions of filters. Users can change the filter throughout their recording, scroll through the finished video to find moments to filter, or play the video and change the filter at the same time. In the new infltr, 10 new adjustment & transform tools have been introduced to enhance all four types of media. Users can change the photo's saturation, brightness, contrast, filter intensity, crop, rotate, straighten, flip horizontally, flip vertically and change perspective horizontally and vertically. Users can combine these new adjustments with infltr’s original filters & vignette to create their own personal filters which are saved to their account on the cloud, and so accessible from any devices. These new editing capabilities have also been integrated in to infltr’s camera which allows users to capture filtered photographs and Live Photos The filter can be changed in camera mode in real time by touching the screen. Now saturation, brightness, contrast, vignette filter intensity can also be changed before shooting. Users can access and create their own personal filters directly from the camera.

With the launch of Version 2.8, infltr has become the first smartphone app to allow editing of the four most popular types of visual media on iOS: photos, Live Photos, video & animated GIFs. Available in 22 languages and priced at £2.29, infltr boasts millions of filters. Users can change the filter...